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Salimi Moayed S. Animals in the Beliefs and Perceptions of the Inhabitants of the Hyrcani Area: A Case Study of Southern Ramsar. Tour Res. 2019; 1 (3) :107-127
URL: http://journal.richt.ir/article-7-77-en.html
Head of Cultural Introduction Center, Research Institute and Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Tehran, Iran , salime_salimi@yahoo.com
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Anthropologists and culture researchers have always been interested in environmental studies, and no matter what their field of research is, they are also dealing with environmental issues. While beginning this study, the author attempted to survey many villages in the field, but due to lack of enough local informative, only about fifteen rural areas were studied. The 15 rural areas were selected based on priorities such as: geographical location, proximity to the center of the village, distance of the village to the main road, livelihoods and dominant economy of the villagers, the location of Qeshlaq on the shores of Mazandaran, the historical and cultural background of the village, how village houses are located, distribution of historical and religious monuments, etc. The main purpose of this study was to gather information about the beliefs and the imagination of the people living around the Hyrcanian forests about animals. A local guide came to every residential spot in the Hyrcani forests where the omniscients were present and got useful information from them. In addition to complete and confirm the information gathered, the study sites were again visited to get answers to many questions that remained unanswered. The purpose of this article was to investigate the importance and status of animal Hyrcanian forest around Ramsar city area. Therefore the author tried to illustrate the relationship between the inhabitants of this region and the animals living in the area. In the end, there was a lot of information which reminded us that the people of this area lived peacefully alongside the other creatures and respected each one of them, both playing a role in each other’s lives and survival, and the animals around them are not only not perceived as harmful, but are and will be necessary for human survival.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Forests & Meadows
Received: 2020/03/7 | Accepted: 2020/03/7 | Published: 2020/03/7

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